LAFCA to announce in two waves

Posted by · 9:49 am · December 11th, 2009

Via press release:

Please note, there has been a change in the announcement process for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award Winners on Sunday, December 13. We will be announcing the winners in 2 separate announcements. The first announcement will be released at approx. 12:30pm PST, the second announcement at approx. 2:30pm PST. The announcements will also be simultaneously available via Twitter @lafilmcritics ( or visit

Below is the list of categories in the order they will be announced…

First Announcement:


Second Announcement:


If you’d like to predict how these awards will turn out, feel free to do so in the comments section here.

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  • 1 12-11-2009 at 10:08 am

    AmericanRequiem said...


  • 2 12-11-2009 at 10:19 am

    Lev Lewis said...

    I’ll be pretty surprised if it’s anything but “Up in the Air”.

    Maybe, maybe “The Hurt Locker”.

  • 3 12-11-2009 at 10:28 am

    Adam Smith said...

    I’ve got a hunch that Inglourious Basterds could make a good showing here. Their recognition of WALL*E and The Dark Knight last year set them as a little different, and IB could use this critics’ citation to gain some Best Picture steam. I could very well see IB taking LA and Boston.

    Bridges takes Actor here. Actress will be Mulligan or Mirren. Waltz is Supporting Actor. Mo’Nique is Supporting Actress. If they just do one writing award, it’ll go Up in the Air. If two, original is A Serious Man or Basterds, Adapted is Up in the Air. Director is Bigelow or Tarantino.

  • 4 12-11-2009 at 10:30 am

    geha714 said...

    Either LA or NY critics (maybe both, but that is unlikely) will vote The Hurt Locker as Best Film.

  • 5 12-11-2009 at 10:33 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    I’m going to say Catalina Saavedra for Best Actress.

  • 6 12-11-2009 at 10:44 am

    Ben M. said...

    I’ll say
    Picture: Hurt Locker
    Director: James Cameron, Avatar
    Actor: Colin Firth, A Single Man
    Actress: Meryl Streep, Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated
    Supporting Actor: Woody Harrelson, The Messenger
    Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique, Precious
    Screenplay: Up in the Air

  • 7 12-11-2009 at 11:11 am

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    FYI, Anne and I talk briefly about this in today’s Oscar Talk. That’ll be up soon.

  • 8 12-11-2009 at 11:11 am

    Adam Smith said...

    Note to self: read whole article before making some sort of assumption.

    So then, I’m saying LAFCA’s Screenplay award goes to Up in the Air.

    Foreign language film: it’ll be one of the big two (Un Prophete, Das Weisse Band), but I’m guessing they go French on this.

    @geha714: You’re right. New York will go for Hurt Locker. I even think Jeremy Renner will take Best Actor there, and Bigelow will take Director.

    @Guy: I like your outside-the-box thinking. That’s why you get paid the big bucks. So, as a No Guts, No Glory prediction, I will see your Catalina Saavedra, and raise you a Katie Jarvis. May the best ballsy prediction win.

    A gentleman’s agreement!

  • 9 12-11-2009 at 11:16 am

    Marshall said...

    Ummm…why bother with two announcements? That just seems kind of dumb to me.

  • 10 12-11-2009 at 11:32 am

    Steven Kane said...

    Picture: Up in the Air
    (Runner Up: The Hurt Locker)

    Director: Kathryn Bigelow
    (Runner Up: Clint Eastwood)

    Actor: George Clooney
    (Runner Up: Jeremy Renner)

    Actress: Carey Mulligan
    (Runner Up: Meryl Streep)

    Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz
    (Runner Up: Stanley Tucci)

    Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique
    (Runner Up: Anna Kendrick)

    Screenplay: Up in the Air
    (Runner Up: The Messenger)

    Production Design: A Single Man
    (Runner Up: Inglorious Basterds)

    Cinematography: The White Ribbon
    (Runner Up: The Hurt Locker)

    Music/Score: Up in the Air
    (Runner Up: Up)

    Animation: Up
    (Runner Up: Fantastic Mr. Fox)

    Foreign Film: The White Ribbon
    (Runner Up: A Prophet)

    New Generation: (500) Days of Summer

    Documentary: The Cove
    (Runner Up: Food, Inc.)

  • 11 12-11-2009 at 11:55 am

    Sawyer said...

    I think this is where Avatar could finally pop up. Now that the word has finally come out that it’s amazing, I could see LA wanting to be the first awards group on the bandwagon.

    But probably Up In The Air still.

  • 12 12-11-2009 at 11:59 am

    aspect ratio said...

    Nice to see that they will be announcing the winners via Twitter! I wish the NYFCC would/will do the same, that’s a much better and easier way to get the live results out there than having all us geeks refreshing their respective websites.

    But this “two announcements” thing is a little odd.. Does it mean they will all be announced at once on those times, or is that just when they will start to vote/announce live those categories (like, if you’re only interested in the big categories, they’ll have gotten to them by 2.30)??

  • 13 12-11-2009 at 1:27 pm

    Cameron said...

    aspect ratio:
    Twitter is nothing but a dumb gimmick for people who have no lives to quickly relay information to more of the same people and feel important for a little bit. Seriously, go out and do something worthwhile.

  • 14 12-11-2009 at 1:46 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    @Cameron: Some people use Twitter to keep in contact with people when their lives are a little too busy for a full phone call or an e-mail.

    Also, is it really a smart thing to make such a broad generalization, when you’re basically insulting most of the contributing writers for this site? (As Kris and Guy both do Twitter, and I’m pretty sure Chad as well)

    Most people who knock Twitter have also never used it. And most people I’ve met who at first are all “Man, Twitter’s dumb” and then actually try it, they end up using it all the time.

    Either way, your opinion is a bit misinformed.

  • 15 12-11-2009 at 1:54 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I was hesitant to get on Twitter at first, and I’m still not crazy about the way some people use it — to flood you with banal details about they’re doing every three minutes. But as I’ve learned the ins and outs of it, I’ve learned that it’s a great way of generating discussion, picking up on other people’s work as well as promoting your own.

    So I’ve eaten my crow. Twitter need only be as dumb as the person using it.

  • 16 12-11-2009 at 2:05 pm

    Jordan Cronk said...

    I agree with Guy about twitter, though maybe that’s only because we follow each other. Either way, it’s a convenient way to funnel all sorts of information right to your finger tips. And you can always unfollow people who you have no use for. Hating on twitter is what has gotten annoying though.

  • 17 12-11-2009 at 2:10 pm

    Adam Smith said...

    @Guy and Jordan: Yes, and yes.

  • 18 12-11-2009 at 3:02 pm

    Sunnyside said...

    Picture: The Hurt Locker

    Director: Quentin Tarantino

    Actor: Jeremy Renner

    Actress: Meryl Streep

    Supporting Actor: Anthony Mackie

    Supporting Actress: Lorna Raver

    Screenplay: The Hurt Locker

    Production Design: Where the Wild Things Are

    Cinematography: Inglorious Basterds

    Film Editing: The Hurt Locker

    Music/Score: Drag Me to Hell

    Animation: Coraline

    Foreign Film: The White Ribbon

    New Generation: Moon

    Documentary: The Cove

  • 19 12-11-2009 at 3:09 pm

    Michael W. said...

    So the LA Critics are announcing that they will announce twice on the day they announce their winners…!

    Man, I remember when award season used to be simple! :-D

    Joking aside, my best guees will be that they will go for Up in the Air, but then again, it can’t win them all. I have no idea. Can’t wait to see both announcement no. 1 and announcement no. 2 though ;-D

  • 20 12-11-2009 at 3:43 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    Twitter is also a valuable journalistic tool. It’s really simple. Tweet a link, it gets retweeted, and again, exponentially increasing exposure and traffic. I can attest to the facts of this.

    Hating on it has, indeed, become frankly passe.